We prevent wood rot with roof vents, which allow warm air to escape, lowering the moisture and relative humidity in the house.
Wood rot can often go unnoticed until it is too late. Sometimes it comes up when a roofer is going to replace asphalt shingles — until you learn the decking, rafters, or ridge board is rotting. When left to worsen, wood rot spreads, leading to foundation damage, including rotting structural beams or joists in the basement or crawl space. And when a home has significant signs of wood rot, it can cause a loss in resale value. That's why we always recommend taking action at the first sign of issues.
But there is no reason to worry! The reliable roof repair services from Klaus Larsen Roofing of Hudson Valley prevent wood rot. Plus, we even offer wood rot repairs and other restoration solutions if your roof may have it. Our strict standards under The Klaus Roofing Way protect your system at every layer, ensuring the best materials, service, and craftsmanship to create a roof that lasts for years!
Not sure if your roof has wood rot? Get a roof inspection or a free service estimate to learn more. We serve homeowners throughout Hudson Valley, including Rye, Newburgh, Kingston, Carmel, White Plains, and areas nearby.
Fungal spores that cause wet and dry rot are part of nature and all around us. However, these spores are not always active and rot damage does not occur overnight. In fact, dry rot and wet rot are common fungi decay caused by spores already present in the wood. When exposed to moisture and high relative humidity, the fungi destroy parts of the wood that make it firm.
Eliminating the sources of moisture that cause wet or dry rot is the first step. After, we repair roof wood rot. In both instances, the affected timber will need to be replaced. Some signs of wet rot and dry rot include:
During a roof inspection, Klaus Larsen Roofing of Hudson Valley examines areas where rot will start to grow with an awl or a small screwdriver. Our roofers will poke into suspected spots that look blistered or soft to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:
Moisture causes dry rot on the roof and inside the home. That's why routine roof repairs reduce water infiltration and keep everything secure.
Many methods to eliminate dry rot start with your roof. Roofing problems and sagging, clogged gutters can cause significant water intrusion in the home and saturate the ground around your foundation.
Below is our approach to preventing wood rot and home water damage with reliable roof repairs:
If you need effective wood rot solutions in New York, contact Klaus Larsen Roofing of Hudson Valley today! We use The Klaus Roofing Way, following strict standards to create a durable system that ensures reliable home protection. Our roofing contractors provide skilled craftsmanship, quality service, and proven materials for a roof built to last.
Not sure if your roof has wood rot? Schedule a roof inspection or a free service estimate to get started. We proudly serve areas throughout New York, including Newburgh, Carmel, White Plains, Kingston, Rye, Yorktown Heights, Poughkeepsie, New Windsor, Mahopac, Middletown, and nearby.
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